Friday marked another day of intense confrontations between the Palestinian youth and the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip where several Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire and four young Palestinians were killed.
On this last Tuesday in Jakarta, Indonesia, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It was sponsored by the United Nations.
Gravely concerning at continued reports that human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in Hebron, are being subjected to physical attacks and death threats, United Nations independent experts today denounced such harassment as “unacceptable” and called for it to end immediately.
Amira Hass is reporter and columnist on the Occupied Palestinian Territories for Haaretz newspaper in Israel, and is author of Drinking the Sea at Gaza (1999) and Reporting from Ramallah (2003). She has also published her mother’s Diary of Bergen-Belsen, 1944-45 (2009). In 2009, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation and was described as “one of the greatest truth-seekers of them all”.
Today, Palestinians are facing an enormous amount of pressure in their lives due to the growing violence of Israeli forces. They face restrictions of movement, daily harassment, intimidation and attacks at hands of Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers. ISM is a Palestinian-led movement; our actions are initiated on the invitation of Palestinians, following their lead and wishes. We, as internationals, are needed to monitor human rights violations and show our support for the popular struggle.
Amnesty International submitted a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council, insisting that the Council request the UN Secretary General to submit the UN Commission of Inquiry’s report to the Security Council, and formally submit a report to the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat